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PROJECT GROUPS

Composition: Project Group (PG) consists of members of the Commission and the SEG when additional expertise is needed. PG members are selected by the Commission members.

Duties: Project Groups are set up to assist ICNIRP in performing its projects as per its work plan. These entities are dedicated to fulfill a specific work plan task such as the preparation of the ICNIRP draft documents or the organization of a workshop. Upon completion of the task assigned, the PG is dissolved.

Data Gaps
ICNIRP PG on "data gaps identified during guidelines’ development"

Task: Draft a research agenda for the whole NIR spectrum, based in particular on the gaps identified during guidelines development. The ICNIRP research agenda aims at identifying knowledge gaps relevant for giving protection guidance.

Membership: Carmela Marino (Chair),  Anssi Auvinen, Rodney Croft, Maria Feychting, Jukka Juutilainen, Ken Karipidis, Isabelle Lagroye, Chiyoji Ohkubo, Karl Schulmeister, Bruce Stuck, Soichi Watanabe, Andrew Wood.

Status: In action.

High frequency
ICNIRP PG on "HF guidelines (up to 300 GHz)"

Task: Revise the existing guidelines on limiting exposure to high and radiofrequency fields in the range (100 kHz - 300 GHz) based on the latest reviews available including in particular the ICNIRP Reviews, the WHO EHC, and the IARC monograph.

Membership: Rodney Croft (Chair), Guglielmo D’Inzeo, Maria Feychting, Akimasa Hirata, Kari JokelaSarah Loughran, Carmela Marino, Rüdiger Matthes, Gunnhild Oftedal, Eric van Rongen, Martin Röösli, Zenon Sienkiewicz, John Tattersall, and Soichi Watanabe.

Status: ICNIRP has been working on its new high-frequency (HF) guidelines, which will cover the 100 kHz – 300 GHz range of the non-ionizing radiation (NIR) spectrum. This will replace the HF portion of the 1998 ICNIRP guidelines. A draft of the new HF guidelines was presented at ICNIRP’s 8th International NIR Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2016. This provided an opportunity to share the direction of the ICNIRP thinking, and to obtain preliminary comments from the Workshop participants. At that time ICNIRP was planning to have a public consultation document ready by the end of 2016. However, as some of the issues that were raised regarding the HF guidelines are requiring considerable additional thought and development, this time frame is no longer feasible. ICNIRP will provide updates on the progress in due course. 

Past Activities:

ultrasound
ICNIRP PG on "Ultrasound guidelines"

Task: Draft a revision of the former ICNIRP Ultrasound Guidelines (including recommendation for patients).

Membership: Zenon Sienkiewicz (Chair), Jacques Abramowicz, David Coggon (until August 2017), Francis Duck, Adele Green, Timothy Leighton (currently paused), David Savitz, Marvin Ziskin.

Status: In action.

NIR for cosmetic purposes
ICNIRP PG on "Intended human exposure to NIR for cosmetic purposes"

Task : Draft a statement on intended human exposure to NIR for cosmetic purposes. Communication with the PG on Ultrasound should be actively promoted by the PG Chair.

Membership : Monika Asmuss (Chair), Guglielmo D´Inzeo, Adele Green, Ken Karipidis, Sharon Miller, Tsutomo Okuno, Rianne Stam, and Tim Toivo.

Observer:
E. van Deventer (WHO)

Status:
In action.

HF Dosimetry
ICNIRP PG on "HF Dosimetry Review"

Task: Prepare a systematic review of the latest HF dosimetry research relevant to setting the ICNIRP HF Guidelines and to the development of the WHO RF EHC. 

Membership: Akimasa Hirata (Chair), Rodney Croft, Guglielmo d’Inzeo, Masami Kojima, Ilkka Laakso, Simon Mann, Rüdiger Matthes, Margarethus Paulides, Eric van Rongen, Soichi Watanabe, Andrew Wood.

Observer: Emilie van Deventer (WHO)

Status: Active.
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